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Families covered: Colley of Castle Carbery, Colley of Edenderry

Walter Cowley (left England for Drogheda)
1. Robert Cowley (d 08.1546, Master of the Rolls)
  m. Anne
A. Walter Cowley (a 1537, Solicitor-General for Ireland)
  i. Sir Henry Colley of Castle Carbery and Edenderry (d 10.1584)
  m1. ??
  a. Sir George Colley of Edenderry (d 17.01.1614)
  m. Margaret Loftus (dau of Adam Loftus, Archbishop of Dublin)
(1) Sir William Colley of Edenderry (d 1645)
  Thanks to a contributor (KW, 19.06.06) for identifying Sir William's 1st wife who was not named by BP1934.
  m1. Anne Meredyth (d 18.09.1608, dau of Richard Meredyth, Bishop of Leighlin)
  (A) William Colley (b/d 18.09.1608)
  m2. Elizabeth Gifford (sister of Sir John Gifford of Castle Jordan)
  (B) George Colley of Edenderry (dsp)
  (C) Sarah Colley (d 25.02.1701)
  m. (by 1642) Sir George Blundell, 2nd Bart of Blundell Manor (d c1665)
  (2)+ other issue
  m2. Catherine Cusack (d 19.01.1597, dau of Sir Thomas Cusack of Cussington, Chancellor of Ireland)
b. Henry Colley of Castle Carbery (d 1601)
  m. Anne Loftus (dau of Adam Loftus, Archbishop of Dublin)
  (1) Sir Henry Colley of Castle Carbery (d 1637)
  m. Anne Peyton (dau of Christopher Peyton (auditor general of Ireland), widow of Sir Richard Cooke (chancellor))
  (A) Dudley Colley of Castle Carbery (d 07.1674)
  m1. Anne Warren (dau of Henry Warren of Grangebegg)
(i) Henry Colley of Castle Carbery (d 1700)
  m1. Mary Usher (dau of Sir William Usher of Dublin)
  (a) Henry Colley of Castle Carbery (d 1723, MP)
  m. (01.1719) Mary Hamilton (dau of James Hamilton, 6th Earl of Abercorn)
  ((1)) Mary Colley
  m. (20.10.1747) Arthur Pomeroy, 1st Viscount Harberton (d 09.04.1798)
  ((2))+ other issue - Henry (d infant), daughter (d young)
  (b) Richard Colley, later Wesley, 1st Lord Mornington (d 31.01.1758)
  m. (23.12.1719) Elizabeth Sale (d 17.06.1838, dau of John Sale, MP for Carysfort)
  (c) Anne Colley
  m. William Pole of Ballyfin
  m2. (08.1694) Sarah Boswell (dau of John Boswell of Kilcorey)
(ii) George Colley of Monasteroris (3rd son?)
  m. Susan Wainman (dau of Charles Wainman of Dublin)
  (a) Dudley Colley of Rahin, Sheriff of Co. Kildare (dsp 02.1760)
  (b)+ other issue - Charles, Dorothy
  (iii) Elizabeth Colley
  m. Gerald/Garret Wesley of Dangan and Mornington (d before 05.1682)
It was as a consequence of this marriage that, when their sons died without issue and the estates passed to their maternal cousin, the senior line of this family took on the name of Wesley or Wellesley.
  (iv) Ellen Colley (d 1727)
  m. (04.1669) Thomas Moore of Croghan
  (v) Sarah Colley
  m. Nicholas Knight (rector in Dublin)
  (vi) Mary Colley
  m1. William Ashe of Ashefield (d 1682)
  m2. James Brabazon of Carstown
(vii) Anne Colley
  m. John Bollard
  (viii)+ other issue (d unm) - Christopher of Millstown, 5 sons (d young), Katherine, Charity
  m2. Elizabeth Sankey (dau of George Sankey of Ballenrath)
  (xvi) Jane Colley (d unm)
  (xvii) Alice Colley
  m. Henry Gorges of Coleraine (b 1667, d 1696, Colonel)
  (xviii) Grace Colley
  m1. Anthony Brabazon of Kellystown
  m2. Caleb Gray in Drogheda
  (B) Eleanor Colley
  m. Norris Jephson of Mallow
(C) Mary Colley
  m1. Sankey Silyard
  m2. Alexander Eustace (brother of Sir Maurice Eustace, Chancellor)
  (D)+ other issue (d unm) - Peyton, Charles, Henry, Thomas, Elizabeth
  (2) Edmond Colley of Ardee
  The following connection is speculative. Identified as a nephew of Henry of Castle Barbury was ...
  (A) Dudley Colley of Rahan, Sheriff of co. Kildare (a 1731)
  (B) Dorothy Colley, heiress of Rahan sister of Dudley
  m. Charles Palmer
(3) Jane Colley
  m. (1616) Anthony Smith of Moyry
  (4) Alice Colley possibly the Alice who married ...
  m. Sir Claud Hamilton of Cochnoch
  c. Gerard Colley
  (1) daughter
  m. William Moore of Barmeath
  d. Mary Colley (d 03.06.1654)
  m1. (c1590) Sir Garrett Moore, 1st Viscount of Drogheda (b c1564, d 09.11.1627)
  m2. Sir Charles Wilmot, 1st Viscount of Athlone (b 1571, d before 04.1644, Marshal)
  e. Eleanor Colley probably of this generation, presumed of this marriage
  m. Robert Talbot of Templeoge (d 1616)
  ii. Walter Cowley in Drogheda (a 1536)
  a. Robert Cowley (d 03.07.1573)
  m. Thomasine Duke (bur 11.01.1600, dau of William Duke of Castle Jordan)
  (1) 2 daughters
  iii. son
  B.+ other issue - Nicholas (a 1546), Maud

Main source(s): BP1934 (Wellington)
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